Overview

Leadership Arkansas is a unique program designed to take a comprehensive view of the economic and political challenges that face this State. First introduced in 2005 by the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce and Associated Industries of Arkansas, our staff, with the guidance of the organizations’ Boards and Executive Committees, recruits highly-motivated individuals to experience first-hand the dynamic interactions between cities, industries, governmental units and the people they serve. 
 
Leadership Arkansas is grounded in the belief that it is from bringing diverse interests and backgrounds together that real progress is achieved.  Through shared experiences and frequent interactions, Leadership Arkansas participants, facilitators and alumni learn and grow as they advance through an innovative nine-month program designed to expose class members to the challenges and opportunities of our local communities and their impact on the State as a whole.
 
At over 400 strong, Leadership Arkansas alumni have gone on to accept roles of great responsibility in corner and elected offices within the private and public sectors.  Leadership Staff aim to build upon the success of this program and further develop a dynamic fraternity of enthusiastic women and men.
 
If your company or organization is interested in helping one of our Class XI sessions, contact Bill Watson at bwatson@arkansasstatechamber.com or (501) 802-1740.
 
For more information on Leadership Arkansas, contact Andrew Parker  at aparker@arkansasstatechamber.com or (501) 372-2222.
 
Applications for Class XI will be accepted beginning June 1, 2016.